1. GRAY STATE Official Trailer #1


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    This is an independently produced concept trailer. Please support the film and help it get made into a commercially viable feature film by contributing at www.indiegogo.com/graystatemovie GRAY STATE SYNOPSIS The world reels with the turmoil of war, geological disaster, and economic collapse, while Americans continue to submerge themselves in illusions of safety and immunity. While rights are sold for security, the federal government, swollen with power, begins a systematic takeover of liberty in order to bring about a New World Order. Americans, quarantined to militarized districts, become a population ripe for tyrannical control. Fearmongering, terrorism, police state, martial law, war, arrest, internment, hunger, oppression, violence, resistance -- these are the new terms by which Americans define their existence. Neighbor is turned against neighbor as the value of the dollar plunges to zero, food supplies are depleted, and everyone is a terror suspect. There are arrests. Disappearances. Bio attacks. Public executions of those even suspected of dissent. Even rumors of concentration camps on American soil. This is the backdrop to an unfolding story of resistance. American militias prepare for guerilla warfare. There are mass defections from the military as true Patriots attempt to rally around the Constitution and defend liberty, preparing a national insurgency against federal forces, knowing full well this will be the last time in history the oppressed will be capable of organized resistance. It is a time of transition, of shifting alliance, of mass awakening and mass execution. It is an impending storm, an iron-gray morning that puts into effect decades of over-comfort and complacency, and Americans wake up to an occupied homeland. It is a time of lists -- black list, white list, and those still caught in the middle, those who risk physical death for their free will and those who sell their souls to maintain their idle thoughts and easy comforts. It is in this Gray State that the perpetuation of human freedom will be contested, or crushed. Is it the near future, or is it the present? The Gray State is coming - by consent or conquest. This is battlefield USA.

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    • The Civil War in Four Minutes: Soldier Life


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      Historian Doug Ullman describes the day to day life of Civil War soldiers. This video is part of the Civil War Trust's In4 video series, which presents short videos on basic Civil War topics.

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      • War Department - Pickett's Charge


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        Historian Tim Smith and several members of the Civil War Trust Staff discuss the strategy, effectiveness, and significance of Pickett's famous charge at Gettysburg.

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        • Liberia: soap and healing.


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          Liberia’s more than 20 years of conflict — the most tumultuous between 1990 and 2004 — have crippled the country’s development. About 1.3 million Liberians still lack access to clean water. charity: water's local partner, EQUIP Liberia, has been working in the country for more than two decades, providing health, water and sanitation for people in rural areas. Here, EQUIP's founder and director Dave Waynes explains how charity: water projects have helped Liberian communities come together. In four years, we've funded more than 200 water projects in Liberia (hand-dug, drilled and rehabilitated wells) to serve more than 100,000 people with clean, safe drinking water. See the whole story here > http://www.charitywater.org/blog/liberia-equip/ charitywater.org music by: Broken Social Scene shot/edited by: Mo Scarpelli/charity: water.

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          • The Civil War in Four Minutes: Ulysses S. Grant


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            Living historian Curt Fields describes the life and accomplishments of Ulysses S. Grant. This video is part of the Civil War Trust's In4 video series, which presents short videos on basic Civil War topics.

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            • The Civil War in Four Minutes: The Gettysburg Address


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              Historian Jared Frederick explains the main points of President Lincoln's address and what the speech meant to Americans. This video is part of the Civil War Trust's In4 video series, which presents short videos on basic Civil War topics.

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              • Operation Accidental Diplomacy


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                What if you threw a civil war and nobody paid attention until about two and a half years in? It's been an action-packed, changeable week on the Syrian diplomatic front. A Mark Fiore political animation.

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                • Long Exposures, 150 years in the making


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                  Wet-Plate collodion photographer Rob Gibson keeps this centuries old photographic process alive in Gettysburg, PA, taking portraits of Civil War reenactors using the same process their historic forbears were photographed by.

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                  • The Light of Freedom - Trailer #1 - A KICKS Flicks Production


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                    This is the first trailer for "The Light of Freedom" - A KICKS Flicks Production It is the year 1861 and President Lincoln has called for 75,000 men to join the Union Army. As the Civil War begins, another battle has been raging for decades. It is the fight for freedom waged by the Underground Railroad. William Hanby has been a station master on the Underground Railroad for many years. He breaks the law of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, as he puts himself and his family in great danger to help runaway slaves reach freedom. Difficulty arises when a new bounty hunter arrives in the area, determined to make money by returning runaway slaves to their masters. The situation is further complicated when Hanby’s primary railroad conductor joins the Union Army to fight in the war. Meanwhile, further south along the Ohio River, at the border of the slave state of Kentucky and the free state of Ohio, the frontline of the fight for freedom rages. Jackson Cumberland, a free black man, risks his life regularly to help runaway slaves make it across the river. Samuel Woodson, a slave rescued by Jackson, yearns to be re-united with his sister, still caught on the other side of the river. Your family will be inspired by the life of William Hanby, a real life historical hero, and his family. You will be moved by the stories of runaway slaves longing to be re-united with their families, and those risking their lives to save them. You will be captivated as you follow the Union Army’s 14th OVI in their fight against the Confederate Army in Virginia. This inspirational family film by KICKS Flicks will both educate and entertain as it encourages you to stand for the freedom of every person.

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                    • Fredericksburg: The River Crossing


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                      Historian and Fredericksburg Expert Frank O'Reilly describes the challenges that the Union army had in crossing the Rappahannock River during the Battle of Fredericksburg. This video is one of many that are within our Fredericksburg Battle App for iPhone and Android smartphones. www.civilwar.org/battleapps

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